What Are Metrics in IT System Perfomance?
Metrics are numerical data points captured over time that can be compressed, stored, processed and retrieved far more efficiently than events. While metrics data can be found in many places, it can be a challenge to leverage effectively.
The speed in which you’re able to act can be a game changer for your organization. Using metrics as part of your data ingestion strategy can boost the speed of monitoring and alerting significantly.Where can you find metrics data?Metrics can come from servers, your applications, IoT sensors or just about any machine data-generating object containing numerical, time-series data points. Time-series data is produced at regular (and non-regular) time intervals. Common examples of metrics that you may be familiar with are system measurements like CPU, memory or disk space; infrastructure measurements from AWS CloudWatch; and measurements from IoT devices like temperature readings or GPS location (e.g. latitude-longitude pairs over time).